month : 02/2019 49 results

USHST Sees Safety Benefits of Integrating UAS and OPA Technology into Helicopter Operations

As part of its commitment to drive down the civil helicopter fatal accident rate, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has issued a report identifying how Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA) technology can reduce fatalities in high-risk operations....

Drone Aviation Upgrades U.S. Army-Owned WASP Aerostat with Advanced Soldier Communications Technology

Drone Aviation Holding Corp.  a developer of specialized, tethered aerial monitoring and communications platforms serving national defense and security customers, today announced that it has commenced the communications upgrade of a U.S. Army-owned Winch Aerostat Small Platform ("WASP") tactical ...

FAA Makes Major Drone ID Marking Change

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has posted a rule in the Federal Register requiring small drone owners to display the FAA-issued registration number on an outside surface of the aircraft. Owners and operators may no longer place or write registration numbers in an interior compartment. ...

AeroVironment Introduces Next Generation Of Quantix Drone

AeroVironment, Inc. , a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both defense and commercial applications, today introduced the next generation of its Quantix™ VTOL hybrid drone and the AeroVironment Decision Support System™ (AV DSS) for precision agriculture. Enhancements ...

Wingtra Partners With Norwegian Survey And Construction Company, Blinken AS

We are excited to announce our latest partnership with Blinken AS, Norway. As a supplier of solutions for the survey and construction industry, Blinken AS is keen to provide the WingtraOne–an unprecedented professional survey and mapping drone that boosts project ROI by providing high endurance, ...

DJI Improves Geofencing To Enhance Protection of European Airports and Facilities

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, is improving its geofencing technology with the launch of its Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) 2.0 system across Europe, bringing state-of-the-art geofencing to a total of 32 European countries.GEO 2.0 creates ...

Another Embry-Riddle First: Penguin C Aircraft Added for UAS Flight Training

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently became the only university to acquire the Penguin C – one of the most sophisticated long-endurance, long-range professional unmanned aircraft systems on the market today – specifically for flight training. The arrival of three Penguin ...

Students Partner With Soldiers To Learn About Drones, Tech Careers

Young professionals in the civilian and military unmanned aerial systems (UAS) worlds came together Feb. 7, 2019, at Fort Riley.Students from the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus toured 1st Infantry Division UAS facilities, meeting with Soldiers and learning about the Shadow and Gray ...

Remote GeoSystems Partners with Purdue University, Provides $111,000 Geospatial Software Donation

Remote GeoSystems, Inc., a provider of immersive geospatial video, photo and data recording and reporting software for survey and inspection, is partnering with Purdue University with a gift to the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) degree program and laboratory. The UAS program at Purdue focuses on ...

LIFT Aircraft Unveils Personal Multirotor Aircraft, Experiential Entertainment Plans

Matt Chasen, founder of uShip, is unveiling a new venture today called LIFT Aircraft™  LIFT has developed an electric, vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and plans to open up LIFT locations where anyone will be able to rent aircraft and experience an entirely new kind of flying ...